• Japanese hotels prepare to tackle coronavirus as Chinese New Year holiday looms

    Published on : Friday, January 24, 2020

    As Japan is ready to welcome a rush of Chinese visitors during the Lunar New Year holiday period, hotels and other commercial facilities are struggling to plan appropriate measures to prevent the spread of a new coronavirus strain. One major …

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  • In 2019, Japan enjoys its highest foreign visitor numbers

    Published on : Thursday, January 9, 2020

    In 2019, Japan enjoyed its highest foreign visitor numbers on record, with more number of international travelers using Japanese railways than any other year throughout the decade.   Visitors also increasingly opted to travel with a JR Pass with the number of sales of passes …

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  • Number of Chinese tourists to Japan is rising high

    Published on : Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    As the number of people from China traveling abroad continues to increase, Japan’s status as a favored destination is under increasing pressure from international competition to capture the lucrative Chinese tourist market.   The number of visitors to Japan from …

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  • Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free round-trip domestic air tickets to visitors

    Published on : Monday, December 30, 2019

    Japan Airlines is giving away 50,000 free round-trip domestic air tickets to international tourists next summer. The giveaway aims to hearten tourists to see less visited parts of Japan, and perhaps take some of the strain off Tokyo between July …

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  • Japanese tourist attraction Miyajima impose a tourist tax

    Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2019

    The island Miyajima, also known as Itsukushima, is a short ferry ride away from Hiroshima and a popular day trip site for visitors to the area. Now the Japanese government is imposing tourist tax.   It is known for its …

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  • Hotel price rises high during Japan Rugby World Cup

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    This year Rugby World Cup, 45 matches were played at 12 different venues in Japan. The influx of tourists from across the country and overseas led hotel occupancy and accommodation rates to soar on average by 47% and 69%, respectively. …

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  • Japan’s Goto Island to get high-end hotel

    Published on : Monday, November 18, 2019

    Japan’s old Christian sanctuary-Goto Islands-is all set to get a high-end hotel. The Japanese trading house Sojitz is going to construct the hotel with an aim to cash in on the growing number of tourists the location has received.   …

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  • Palace Hotel Tokyo attracts French tourists with its new property

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    Palace Hotel Tokyo that played a fundamental role in the introduction of traditional French cooking to Japan’s capital over half a century ago is now playing a pivotal part in introducing a new take on French cuisine to the city’s …

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  • Skymark plane makes an emergency landing

    Published on : Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    A Skymark Boeing 737 passenger plane was forced to make an emergency landing shortly after its departure due to its engine failure at Japan’s Fukuoka Airport on Wednesday.     The runway was temporarily closed soon after the incident, but …

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  • Fire destroys main structures of world heritage site Shuri Castle

    Published on : Thursday, October 31, 2019

    A fire engulfed the UNESCO world heritage site Shuri castle at 2.40 this morning and left its main structures destroyed.   Firefighters were found battling the flames since early morning at the site in Japan’s Okinawa Island. No casualties have …

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  • 33 dead in Japan due to Typhoon Hagibis, rescue continues

    Published on : Monday, October 14, 2019

    The death toll in Japan rose to 33 due to the ferocious typhoon, helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across the country to rescue the stranded people in flooded homes on Sunday.     On Saturday evening Typhoon …

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  • Japan braces super typhoon; Rugby World Cup and flights cancelled

    Published on : Thursday, October 10, 2019

    The cancellations were announced in Japan as cities, railways and airlines scrambled to prepare for the incoming catastrophic storm Typhoon Hagibis, which is expected to make landfall over the weekend.   As a powerful typhoon churned toward Japan, organisers of …

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  • Japan’s tourism gets fuelled by Rugby World Cup

    Published on : Friday, October 4, 2019

    A recent research has unveiled that the Rugby World Cup, (RWC) has fuelled a major boom in the tourism of Japan from the competing nations. During the timeframe between 12th September to 6th November, which covers the tournament dates and …

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  • Centara Hotels & Resorts enters in Japanese hospitality industry

    Published on : Thursday, October 3, 2019

    Centara Hotels & Resorts together with Taisei Corporation and Kanden Realty & Development, announced a landmark agreement to bring the Centara brand to Japan. The three companies signed an Investor Agreement for Centara Grand Hotel Osaka, an upper upscale property …

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  • Japan and Singapore passport named as most powerful in the world

    Published on : Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Singapore and Japan took the top spot in the world’s strongest passport ranking, both offering access to 190 destination without the need of a visa in advance.       Based on the data from the International Air Transport Association …

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  • Japan’s five-star hotel opens doors in London

    Published on : Thursday, September 19, 2019

    The Japan-based Prince Hotels opened its first international hotel under its five-star brand “Prince Akatoki” in London this week. This is the first hotel of the Prince Hotels in Europe.     To ensure that the London-based hotel extends the …

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  • Luxury hotel segment is booming in Japan

    Published on : Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Before the Tokyo Olympics next year, the luxury hotel market is booming in Japan, propelled by an influx of foreign visitors.   Experts opine that the luxury hotel market is still underdeveloped in Japan, compared to its Asian neighbors and the …

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  • Typhoon Faxai battered Japan; 100 flight cancelled and thousands stranded

    Published on : Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Faxai, a powerful typhoon in Japan, left more than 100 flights cancelled, thousands of travellers stranded at the airport, and nearly one million households without power. The Greater Tokyo area encountered its most violent storm in history overnight as Typhoon …

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  • Preferred Hotels, Japan attracting more tourists with new opportunities

    Published on : Saturday, August 31, 2019

    Following the successful launch of its first Asia destinations in 2017, luxury travel wholesaler Classic Vacations will now offer Preferred Properties in Japan; with hotels and private tours and transfers in Tokyo, Hakone, Osaka, and Kyoto.   “Japan is a …

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  • Japan witnesses more than 30 million foreign visitors in 2018

    Published on : Tuesday, August 20, 2019

    Last year, Japan witnessed more than 30 million foreign visitors, but its nightlife is not wide-ranging like other nations. Spurred by the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, efforts are going on to diversify tourism in the evening and bolster the night-time …

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